OCA Issues Statement on the Episcopal Assembly

May 25, 2010

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] — The Episcopal Assembly of the canonical Orthodox bishops of North America will be convened in New York City May 26-27, 2010 and will conclude on May 28 with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. The convener of the Assembly is His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, acting as Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch. Some sixty canonical Orthodox hierarchs are expected to attend the assembly.

The bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, led by their Primate, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, will participate in the Episcopal Assembly, with a deep desire to make a good contribution to the fruitfulness of the gathering.

Metropolitan Jonah issued the following statement: “The Orthodox Church in America has been and is now committed to Orthodox unity and mission in North America. In preparation for the Episcopal Assembly, special prayers have been offered in parishes of the Orthodox Church in America. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit showered on the Church of Christ at Holy Pentecost be fully manifested in the Episcopal Assembly and then multiplied for the glory of God in common mission and witness.”

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